The Dell is a beautiful, creative and versatile space to host a retreat or event of any kind. Right in the heart of the Cairngorms and on the edge of the Abernethy Forest the Dell is a peaceful place with great access to real wilderness.
Accommodation is versatile, owner Polly can provide creative and nourishing soul-food and a studio space can either be set in the woodland Tipi or first floor dual aspect room in the Lodge with open fire and views to the mountains.
We make sure your guests have the environment that allows them to relax and gain the most from the retreat. The kettle is always on, the fire stoked, candles lit and a warm welcome to the Dell.
Join Mai from The Sacred Space for a 3 day Cleanse & Reset Retreat. According to the ancient science of Ayurveda, the change of seasons is the perfect time to cleanse the body and mind. The change from winter to spring is a particularly lovely time to eliminate the body of toxins accumulated over the winter. During this three day break we will cleanse with the use of herbs, therapies and plenty of light, easily digestible Ayurvedic food. By stimulating our Agni (digestive fire) and encouraging the body’s natural mechanisms of detoxification we will allow the body to repair on a very deep level. We will start the day with Kundalini Yoga and then there will be time to take a wild swim or go for a gentle stroll. We will gather for workshops before lunch where we will delve into Ayurvedic food and lifestyle routines, which you can take home and integrate into your life. The afternoon will be free time for rest, walks, reading or booking a full body Abhyanga massage. A light supper will be followed by pranayama and meditation before falling into a restorative sleep. “
Emerge from winter with a long weekend of yoga, delicious food & great company.
-Time for you in a beautiful location with daily yoga, woodland walks, open fires, and group activities
-Suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners, the yoga and meditation will be an artful balance of Forrest Yoga to exhilarate and challenge and Yin Yoga to move towards stillness and contemplation
-Delicious meals lovingly masterminded with locally sourced ingredients by Polly
-Shared accommodation (twin rooms and shared bathrooms)
-Optional massage (additional charge)
The Dell is perfectly placed for wildlife watching and we're delighted to be linked up with the team at Instinct Guides. Ruari's roots run deep in this area and he is a wealth of local insights and secret locations. If it's wildlife you want to see, Instinct will make it happen! A perfect day trip from the Dell, customise your own adventure. From lochs and rivers, through the Scottish pine forest, over the moor and into the mountains. All wildlife day trips include your personal guide and unique access to some of the highlands top locations, all from the comfort of our 4x4 vehicles. Enjoy lunch in our lunch hut whilst taking in spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Regularly seeing Golden Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Crested Tits, Black Grouse, Red Grouse and Red Deer to name a few.
The Dell is perfectly placed for wildlife watching and we're delighted to be linked up with the team at Instinct Guides. Ruari's roots run deep in this area and he is a wealth of local insights and secret locations. With endless stunning trails leaving directly from the Dell, what better a pace to view Scotland’s top wildlife than on foot? Taking around three hours, this Wildlife walk allows you to enjoy all the fantastic sights and sounds of nature up close.
Escape the hustle and bustle and embrace the outdoors. Instinct's adventure days are based around their passion for the outdoors, nature, wilderness skills and of course, food!
The Dell makes for the perfect base to learn wilderness skills that will last you a lifetime. Instinct's adventure days are action packed, from learning how to light fire using traditional methods and cooking venison on the open fire to mastering tomahawk throwing, they have something for everyone. Days are tailored for all abilities and perfectly suited for groups, families or corporate days. Sessions are customised to your groups needs so if you have something in mind, let them know.
Scottish, transformative, rejuvenating. We give you the space to regenerate and heal from your busy lives.
PRINCIPAL TEACHER: FINLAY WILSON - THE KILTED YOGI
Let us take you out into the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the forest and the rivers. Here we give you an unique opportunity to relax and use the transformative quality of yoga while being immersed in nature.
If you have stayed at the Dell or simply like the look of what we do here you can now pass it on by way of a voucher.
Whether it be a romantic break, a weekend yoga retreat, a fire pit session or a bottle of wine on arrival, allow us to look after this for you.
We'll let you know when we add new workshops and dates to the calendar.